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Functional Art forYour Home


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I've always found paper in and of itselfto be very beautiful. So years ago without having a purpose other than to admire them, I began to collect bits pieces of ephemera such as old stamps and especially vintage post cards by the dozens. The message froma traveler to a loved one was just as captivating to me as the image on the other side. Then about ten years ago a friend introduced me to the art of Decoupage. I was hooked immediately and I now have a fitting use for my collection of paper scraps.


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Every item I design, with the exception of the switchplate covers, is one of a kind. I use original vintage materials when appropriate in conjunction with wrapping paper, marbled paper and just about anything that is two-dimensional. I have also started to incorporate some three-dimensionalitems onto my boxes. All my work is protected by several coats of an acrylic varnish. This creates a smooth finish characteristic of the Decoupage technique and serves as protection. The varnish will not yellow with age.

Thank you for taking the time to view my web site and please contact me if you have any questions.

vaninade@centiprix.net

Laurie Vanina